Report: Israel Is Harvesting Palestinian Organs Once Again
22-year-old Palestinian Martyr, Mohammad Shamasneh from Jerusalem, who was killed by extrajudicial execution mid-
October, had missing eye cornea's.
The Palestinian Ambassador to the United States (UN) announced
in October, that the Israeli Zionist regime is once again harvesting
the organs of it’s Palestinian victims, killed by the Israeli Occupation
Forces (IOF) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and
Jerusalem. Organ theft is being carried out after extrajudicial
executions of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Forces and
Zionist settler terrorists who run in lynch mobs and are getting
away with murder.
Riyad Mansour said in a letter addressed to UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon November 4th that the bodies of Palestinians are “returned with missing corneas and other organs, further confirming past reports about organ harvesting by the occupying power.”
“A medical examination conducted on bodies of Palestinians returned after they were killed by the occupying power found that they were missing organs.”
He further protested Israel’s brutal “persistent aggression against the Palestinian people” over the past month and the regimes “insistence on use of violent force and oppressive measures.”
Israel’s History of Organ Theft
Organ theft by the Israeli Zionist regime first came to light in a 2009 report by Sweden’s most highly-circulated daily news, Aftonbladet, in an article titled “Our Sons Are Plundered of Their Organs”
After being exposed to the public, the head of Israel’s Abu Kabir forensic institute, Jehuda Hiss, had admitted to harvesting organs in 2010, stating that they are no longer committing this criminal act. And in 2013, Israel agreed to return the stolen organs of dead Palestinians.
The New York Times also said in an August 2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel have pocketed enormous sums of money. Based on the Times analysis of major organ trafficking cases since 2000, Israelis have played a ‘disproportionate role’ in organ trafficking, reported Press TV.
The bodies of the Palestinian victims are most often held in Israeli custody for long periods of time before they are returned to relatives. This is torturous for the family of victims, as it’s customary in Islam for the burial ceremony to be performed within 24 hours after death. The ritual helps those living to cope with the departed reality of their loved one. The ritual is accompanied by washing and dressing the body of the victim in customary cloth as well as very touching prays for his or her soul. This assists the coping process for a human being and under international law, it’s the occupiers duty to allow the free practice of religion.
In some cases, Israeli authorities summon the families to identify the bodies of their sons or daughters, and are told that this is the last time they will see them. The bodies are usually stripped of clothes on the scene of attack and placed in black body bags, as reported by Middle East Eye.
This cruel and inhumane treatment amounts to collective Punishment, an obvious war crime. To profit from another human beings organs is a criminality so evil most people cannot conceive that it’s real. Especially when mainstream media doesn’t give it importance.
The Israeli Ministry withheld 28 Palestinian bodies who were killed in October. It’s estimated that Israel is withholding 268 bodies at present. The bodies include Iraqi, Jordanian and Moroccan fighters.
Salwa Hammad, from the Palestinian national campaign to retrieve martyrs, said that a letter was sent to the Israeli military governor in the Bet Il settlement north of Ramallah to release the bodies of the Palestinians killed in October, but received no response.
The 28 Palestinian bodies are held at the Abu Kabir Forensic institute in Tel Aviv, which is the Forensic institute where the Israeli doctor harvested organs and body parts from Palestinian bodies without seeking permission from their families and was caught for it in 2009.
If this was an isolated incident, involving the occupied victims of Palestine, that would be one thing. But this dark practice of harvesting organs in Israel is linked in fact to the biggest organ trafficking scandals across the planet.
In 2009, 44 people, including three U.S. city mayors and two state legislators along with rabbi’s in New Jersey, were arrested in the case of organ trafficking. Bribery, money laundering and organ trafficking all linked back to Israel. The money and organs were laundered through Israel.
The story was broke by Jonathan Deanst of NY WNBC TV. It took the FBI 10 years to bust this trafficking ring and it’s the biggest bust of it’s kind in world history. The guilty parties had actually murdered American’s for their organs, which were trafficked to Israel, along with millions of dollars. How many organs were trafficked in those 10 years? How many victims?